Marni Burns has more than a decade of professional landscape and project management experience. Since joining OLIN in 2008, Marni has managed several complex projects including Hunts Point Lifelines, which was awarded $20 million in federal funds in the Rebuild by Design Competition. She is currently guiding two riverfront projects within Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park: Waterworks Park and Island and the landscape for the restoration of East Park Canoe House, the first boat house along the Schuylkill River. Marni is also managing the design of a new plaza and woodland walk at the University of Washington in Seattle and was a key contributor to designs for the new American Embassy in London and the Green over Gray plan for Cleveland, a comprehensive green infrastructure plan for meeting EPA clean water mandates for Lake Erie.
Marni’s practice focuses on the complexities of urban and industrial landscapes, ecological technologies, and community engagement. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Conservation and Resource Studies from University of California, Berkley and a Master of Landscape Architecture from University of Virginia. In 2007, Marni was awarded the American Society of Landscape Architects Student Honor Award and the Howland Traveling Fellowship for research in Post-Katrina New Orleans.